Miscellaneous

These 5 Social Media Habits Are Linked with Depression

1 year ago Rachael Rettner | Live Science 0
You might be familiar with the experience of scrolling through your Facebook feed, only to feel like everyone else’s lives are better than yours. But such “social comparisons” may be linked with a higher likelihood of having depression. That’s one finding from a new study that identified a total of five social media behaviors linked with Read More

Why Are So Many People So Unhappy?

1 year ago Jean Twenge | San Diego State University 0
We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. People can be unkind, and Read More

Why Can’t We Remember Our Dreams?

1 year ago Bahar Gholipour | Live Science 0
You spend a third of your life asleep, a good chunk of which involves dreaming. But most often, you don’t remember any of your dreams. And even on those lucky days when you wake up with a memory of the dream still floating in your mind, there’s a good chance that in just a minute Read More

Bad Vibes? Heavy Marijuana Users Hold on to Negative Feelings

1 year ago Rachael Rettner | Live Science 0
Many people tend to look back on the past with rose-colored glasses, remembering the good times and the good feelings, while forgetting the bad. But a new study suggests that heavy marijuana users may have some trouble letting go of negative emotions tied to memories — a phenomenon that’s also seen in people with depression. Earlier research Read More

Here’s Why You Hate Movie Spoilers (But You Shouldn’t)

1 year ago Vera Tobin | Case Western Reserve University 0
Recently I did something that many people would consider unthinkable, or at least perverse. Before going to see “Avengers: Infinity War,” I deliberately read a review that revealed all of the major plot points, from start to finish. Don’t worry; I’m not going to share any of those spoilers here. Though I do think the Read More

Can You Make Up for Lost Sleep on the Weekend?

1 year ago Bahar Gholipour | Live Science 0
Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your health; many studies even link the lack of Z’s to higher odds of dying during a certain time period. But a new study from Sweden suggests that if you can’t sleep as much as you need during the week, you may be able to make up for it Read More

Why Is Ice Slippery?

1 year ago Meredith Fore | Live Science 0
For those who live in colder climates, slippery ice defines winter: in skating rinks, on frozen ponds, and on dangerously slick roads and sidewalks. But why is ice so slippery? It turns out that scientists didn’t really know the answer to that simple question until recently. But new research has shown that ice’s slipperiness may Read More

Why You Say ‘Um’ Before Certain Words

1 year ago Mindy Weisberger | Live Science 0
What’s that … um … word? If you pay closer attention to those moments when an “um” an “uh” or an awkward pause inserts itself into your conversation, you may notice that the flub usually comes just before a noun, according to a new study. Researchers found that when people are midsentence and a word is pronounced Read More

Why Some People Just Can’t Have a Boss: Study Reveals Brain Differences

1 year ago Bahar Gholipour | Live Science 0
There’s a paradox in every command. Tell some people to do something, and they’ll be less likely to do it. Restrict their choices, and suddenly all they want is the one option they can’t have. This aversion to being controlled is one of the ingrained traits of humans (and cats, obviously) and touches diverse areas Read More